There have been quite a few books I’ve read this year, with surprise plot twists & endings that I didn’t see coming!
A Storm of Swords (The Song of Ice & Fire #3), George R.R. Martin
I think the plot twists in this book were kept on the hush hush, until the tv series came out. Then all of a sudden, everybody and their cousins started talking about “The Red Wedding”. I’m glad I read the book prior to this, because I was TOTALLY surprised … and unprepared! There aren’t too many times that I book makes me exclaim out loud – but this was undeniably one of the most memorable of such occasions. If you haven’t read this book yet – then DO IT NOW! (My Discussion | Amazon| Goodreads)
A Feast for Crows (The Song of Ice & Fire #4), George R.R. Martin
This book was one of my least favorite in the series BUT I have to give it props for that ending – which I didn’t see coming … at all! And there was also a nice little plot twist involving Cersei, which made me rub my hands with glee.
Come to think of it, George Martin has been throwing crazy plot twists at us since Book 1, A Game of Thrones, so you think by now, I’d know to always expect the unexpected! But nope, he still gets me, every single time.
Liar, Justine Larbalesteir
What a head trip of a book! The main character tells us right upfront that she’s a pathological liar, and little she says can be believed, but when that plot twist came, it caught me completely unawares. Out of my mouth came … “whaatttt???!!!” And what makes it worse – the girl lies all the time, so at the end of the book, I still don’t know if what she said is for real or not.
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
The author did an excellent job of teasing out the story, giving us a slow buildup to some startling revelations … and more … and more. And guess what – the characters are so damn UNLIKABLE! This is another book that’s a head trip … total mindfuckery as I said when I discussed it.
Railsea, China Mieville
Mieville being who he is, had to give us a freakish ending to Railsea. If you’ve read his other books, you’ll know that he’s on some other sh&t as the kids say. The World of his books is always really weird, and this book was no exception. But the ending was … it was underwhelming, in a “that’s it?!” kind of way, but also very appropriate … in a cynical sort of way. You just have to read this one to get it … can any of Mieville’s books be explained to others easily? I’ve only read Kraken and Embassytown, and they were both … way out there!
Did you read any of these books? What book have you read lately that surprised the heck out you with the plot twist?